Casa Luna Hotel
At a Glance
- It's walking distance from Cerro Chato and La Fortuna Waterfall
- Great second-story patios
- Steep prices from Dec. to Jan.
- Good breakfast
Designed with the best views in mind, each of Casa Luna's 32 colonial-style hotel rooms looks out toward the Arenal volcano. Specializing in rest and relaxation, the hotel's spa offers a variety of treatments from body scrubs to face masks while the hotel's pool is great for sunbathing and enjoying Arenal's temperate climate.read more close
Pink ginger, heliconia and dozens of other flowers and plants line the walkways around the hotel leading to Casa Luna's double-decker hotel rooms. Built with Spanish-style stucco walls and red-tile roofs, the rooms are stacked on top of one another with large patios and chairs for enjoying the scenery.
Inside, the rooms have two queen-size beds furnished with Spanish-lattice metal bed frames, wooden furniture and adobe-tiled floors. Amenities include cable, hot showers, phones and Wi-Fi. Rates vary from $135 for a double in the low season (Feb. to Nov.) to $155 in the high season (Dec.-Jan.)
Casa Luna's restaurant is underneath a large, rustic open-air awning. Breakfast, included in the room rate, is a nice spread of Costa Rican staples: fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and Gallo Pinto (rice and beans). But what sets the Casa Luna apart, is the chef who makes fresh omelets with a choice of ingredients like cheese, peppers, ham, and tomato.
The dinner menu has a variety of options both local and international. Pastas, steaks, seafood, sandwiches and hamburgers are all on the menu ranging from reasonably priced to high-end. Their seafood stands out with a few different local options, like the fresh, fried whole tilapia served with melon, rice and lemon wedges.
The spa at Casa Luna has a wide selection of rejuvenating experiences for guests. The massages range from $35 for a 30-minute reflexology massage to an $80 70-minute deep-tissue massage with a variety of in-between options including hot stones, Swedish and lymphatic massages.
The special packages are probably the best deals; starting at $110 for the Arenal package that includes a hot stone massage and mud wrap to the honeymooner package that includes a massage for couples, plus a chocolate body wrap for $180.